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Director of Labor Relations - Remote

Company: UNFI
Location: Providence
Posted on: June 10, 2024

Job Description:

PURPOSE:The Director of Labor Relations will assist the Sr. Director & AGC in supporting all aspects of labor relations for the Company s wholesale unionized operations nationwide, including labor contract negotiations, employee benefits, labor contract administration and dispute resolution, including multiemployer benefit pension plan and health plan obligations as part of a team of labor relations and associate relations professionals. Serve as a co-lead negotiator for company in a wide range of labor negotiations for both first and successor collective bargaining agreements. Handles grievances, arbitrations, ULPs, and contract negotiations, under the supervision of the Sr. Director & AGC. Advises business units and makes recommendations regarding policies to ensure compliance with collective bargaining agreement obligations, federal, state, and local laws related to labor relations and employee benefits. As directed by the Sr. Director & AGC, coordinates the communication of legal counsel and guidance to officers and management regarding contract negotiations, employee benefits, changes in laws and regulations, business planning and dispute resolution concerning unionized associates.JOB RESPONSIBILITES:Serves as content expert on all matters arising under labor contracts and advises business partners on all issues arising under labor contracts, labor law, multiemployer benefit plans and other issues involving unionized associates.Build and maintain ongoing, long-term relationships between negotiating parties; advocate and champion a productive management/ union working environment.Manage the grievance process procedures including as needed by evaluating employee discipline decisions, reviewing the investigating investigation of the claims, reviewing analyzing relevant documentation and participating in the final steps of the grievance process, including union grievance meetings and arbitration proceedings, on behalf of the company.Manages and serves as a negotiator during labor relations contract negotiations, including drafting proposals and facilitating meetings with union representatives.Maintains knowledge and understanding of laws and regulations relating to human resources, collective bargaining, unions, and labor relations.All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. UNFI is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive and respectful environment for all. - M/F/Veteran/Disability. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.#LI-Remote

Keywords: UNFI, Providence , Director of Labor Relations - Remote, Executive , Providence, Rhode Island

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